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Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Teresa Toten
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)
Mark Goldblatt
Dash
Kirby Larson
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott
Killer Instinct
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
The Night Journal
Elizabeth Crook
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

Another quick read...Andre the Giant

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend - Box Brown

I just wrote about a book written entirely in haiku, and yesterday I finished Death Coming Up the Hill and also finished Andre the Giant. This time the format is graphic novel, or rather graphic nonfiction. Andre is remembered for his career as a wrestler and also his presence in movies including Princes Bride. It goes without saying that life was not easy for 7'4" Andre. This book provides insights about the man himself and also about his career. The recommended audience Grade 9 and up and I agree. The easy to read format is accessible to younger readers but there are some adult situations and content. Would I have let my daughter read it at a younger age? Yes! But I did not restrict her reading and would have known she could handle it. If you are not used to reading books presented in graphic style, this is a great starting point. It's another book you could pick from the library or bookstore shelf and read in one sitting. I would definitely want it in my high school library.